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Maritime safety

Don't let your boat go up in smoke

'Don't let your boat go up in smoke' is urging boaters to follow some simple rules to be fire safe this season.

Maritime safety

Recreational Boating Safety handbook

Important boating safety information and a valuable reference when applying for a marine licence.

Maritime safety

Carry a distress beacon for safer boating

Distress beacons can reduce search and rescue times and increase your chance of survival. Follow the link for more information.

  • Fees and payments
    An overview of the options available when paying commercial qualification or vessel survey fees.
  • Marine licence - Follow the link information to help you prepare for the marine licence test.
  • Waterway management requirements
    Information about the changes introduced for waterway managers by the Marine Safety Act in July 2012.
  • Emergency waterway rules
    Waterway Managers have the power to amend waterway rules to ensure the safety of waterway users. Notifications of recent restrictions will be published here.
  • Managed and un-managed waterways
    Information about on-water event or works notices for TSV managed, or un-managed waterways.